TROY, Mich., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair will present its software and service solutions for the design and optimization of composites as well as several customer successes at JEC World, the largest international show of the composite industry, on March 8-10 in Paris.
Composite materials are used in almost every industry as they not only have very good and customizable structural characteristics but also enable lightweight design for many kinds of products. They can be a challenge to work with as composites require special design and development processes to garner the full benefits of their use. Altair, an established optimization expert for over 20 years, offers deep tools and expertise toward the design and optimization of composites. With Altair's solutions, engineers are guided to an optimal material layout for laminate and honeycomb composite structures as well as to an optimal product design.
Highlighted in the Altair booth this year will be a multi-material automotive decklid, featuring a TCA Ultra Lite™ and carbon fiber resin transfer molded (RTM) composite. The decklid was developed by Continental Structural Plastics employing Altair's optimization solutions, and just received the JEC Innovation Award 2016. Featured in the Sport & Leisure Planet area of the show will be the Rolo Bike, the world's lightest and stiffest road bike made of carbon fiber, made possible by employing Altair's software and services for composite optimization.
Altair acquired Multiscale Design Systems, developer of MDS, in April 2015. MDS is a family of products focused on micromechanics, microstructural optimization, and life prediction of complex materials bringing important new composites expertise to the Altair HyperWorks® suite including multiscale analysis, stochastic design, fatigue analysis, and multiphysics simulation. At JEC, Altair will introduce Multiscale Designer as a fully functional part of the HyperWorks Suite, offering its customers full access to the functions of MDS, seamlessly integrated into HyperWorks and accessible via the customer's HyperWorks Units.
"We consider the JEC show, internationally recognized as the top composites event in the world, as one of the best composite shows to present our solutions for design and analysis," said Mauro Guglielminotti, Managing Director of Altair Southern Europe. "Lightweight goals have been on the agenda of development engineers for many years, and not only the materials but also the design and optimization of composite structures are crucial in reaching weight and performance targets."
"With Multiscale Designer as a fully functional part of HyperWorks, our CAE suite now offers its customers even more advantages and features for composite simulation," adds Robert Yancey, Vice President of Aerospace and Composite Solutions at Altair. "Multiscale Designer offers a seamless blend of modeling, simulation and testing, while allowing users to quantify uncertainty and optimize composites. With HyperWorks and Altair's partner solutions, our already broad offering for composite design becomes even more valuable."
Altair welcomes Altair Partner Alliance (APA) partners Componeering and HBM nCode as co-exhibitors. Componeering specializes in structural analysis and composite structure design and is known for ESAComp, a software tool for the analysis and design of composites. HBM nCode, developer of the leading brand of durability, test and analysis software, offers its customers nCode DesignLife, the leading CAE solution for fatigue life prediction from finite element models, via the APA. nCode DesignLife enables engineers to go beyond simplified stress analysis and avoid under- or over-designing products by simulating actual loading conditions. At JEC World, HBM nCode will demonstrate its new capabilities for composite analysis and proven methodology for performing stress-life analysis on anisotropic materials such as fiber filled thermoplastics. Other APA partners presenting their solutions at JEC World 2016 include Anaglyph, CoreTech, and e-Xstream. Further information about Altair, its solutions, and the APA may be found at Altair's JEC World booth: 5A/M73. To register for your pass to JEC World please visit: www.jecworld-badges.com.
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 24 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.
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